Posted: 23 Nov '14

Don’t Know How To Purchase Fall Protection Equipment? MI Safety’s Fall Protection Safety Training Will Teach You How

Purchasing fall protection safety equipment can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not completely sure of what you should be looking for. Prior to making a purchase it is essential to do some research beforehand, but in order to do so you will need a comprehensive understanding of what equipment to use in a number of specific situations.

Instead of using the wrong equipment and making a critical mistake, MI Safety recommends that individuals consider taking their safety course in fall protection training. In this course, students will learn the ABC’s of fall protection to prepare them to make educated decisions when purchasing and using equipment.

The ABC’s of Fall Protection Equipment

A – Anchor
B – Body Harness
C – Connecting Components

While the ABC’s of fall protection equipment are easy enough to remember, there is still a lot to be learned about their variations. For example, body harness equipment has several variables that need to be considered before you can decide on which to use. These can be remembered by another acronym: ADELP, which stands for Arrest attachment, Descent control, confined space Entry or exit, Ladder, and Positioning.

If you do not know much about the ABC’s of fall protection, chances are that you will have a difficult time purchasing the correct type of equipment. As a result, purchasing the wrong type of equipment can have disastrous consequences and even endanger your life as well as the lives of those around you. 

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